Rangelands West

The Rangelands West collection includes articles, websites, reports, and multimedia resources focused on issues relevant to the Western U.S.  Also included are resources emanating from the 19 land-grant universitires that are members of the Rangelands Partnership and made available throught their respective state Rangelands websites. 

Contact
University of Arizona
Address: 
The Rangelands Partnership
1140 E South Campus Dr
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Total Entries in Collection: 
3587

Records in Collection

Published: 2001
The Total Beef Program is a collection of fact sheets that are resources for any size cow-calf operation. Material in the cow-calf section has been developed by a regional committee made up of Cooperative Extension System animal scientists and...
Published: 1973
A sagebrush-grass range was burned according to plan in 1936. Long-term results show that sagebrush yields have increased while most other important shrub, grass, and forb yields have decreased. Evaluation by subspecies of sagebrush was helpful in...
Published: 1998
The effects of fall and spring sheep use on cover components and recovery following a change in seasonality of grazing practices, were studied within long-term grazing treatments of three-tip sagebrush (Artemisia tripartita Rydb.) steppe on the U.S...
Published: 1998
The overall objective of this goal is to achieve an advanced ecological status, except where resource management objectives, including PFC, would require an earlier successional stage, thus providing the widest variety of vegetation and habitat...
Published: 2017
This book provides an unprecedented synthesis of the current status of scientific and management knowledge regarding global rangelands and the major challenges that confront them. It has been organized around three major themes. The first summarizes...
Published: 2020
Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health was initiated in 1994 as a qualitative, rapid assessment technique to evaluate rangeland health. Seventeen field indicators are used to rate three attributes of rangeland health: 1) soil/site stability, 2...
Published: 2017
This technical reference (TR) provides instructions for the application of the PFC protocol. It is not intended to serve as a textbook addressing every aspect of stream and riparian function and ecology. The PFC protocol addresses the physical...
Published: 2012
Managing annual grass infestations can be difficult and very expensive. It’s a regular occurrence that that an expensive treatment is applied and no reduction in annual grass invasion occurs. Using livestock grazing can be an excellent way to manage...
Published: 1997
Generally, riparian areas are among the most resilient ecosystems. Depending on condition and potential, they usually respond more quickly than drier upland ranges to changes in management. This document presents information from various land...
Published: 2019
Published: 2019
A Mobile App for Monitoring Grasslands. Monitoring is the key to good rangeland/pasture management and photo-monitoring can be a straight forward tool to use.
Cow poop photographs are compared with stock photos to determine the approximate crude protein and digestibility of there forage/food. Look for CowPoopAnalyzer in the App Store.
PastureMap is easy grazing management and cattle record keeping software. Make profitable decisions and keep everyone on the same page.
LandPKS is a free modular mobile phone app connected to cloud-based storage, global databases and models.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) impacts 48% of Wyoming’s land mass, much of which are vital to ranchers and the livestock grazing industry. Range improvement projects such as water developments or fences, and most importantly grazing...
Published: 2020
Enacted into law on January 1, 1970, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) transformed how government Agencies make decisions which may impact the environment: integrating environmental quality concerns into Federal policy and decision...
Archived Newsletters from The Rangelands Partnership
Published: 2020
Grasslands are vast areas covered mostly by grass and grass-like plants.These areas don’t receive enough rainfall to grow trees or support a forest, but they don’t get too little either to become a desert. In the US they’re called prairies,...
Published: 2011
It was a trust forced on the West more than 100 years ago, one that has defined us ever since: our public lands. They are a playground for many, the source of our water and wildlife. But there is a price to be paid when more than 60% of your state...
Published: 2018
Public lands are lands and waters owned by all Americans and managed for us by the federal government. Over one quarter of America’s land mass is public land. These 640 million acres are managed for us primarily by four U.S. land management agencies...
Published: 2011
Technical Reference 1737-23 (Revised). Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) of Stream Channels and Streamside Vegetation was developed to provide information necessary for managers, landowners, and others to adaptively manage riparian resources. The...